Construction

Construction

Building a career in construction begins at MCC. With two associate’s degrees, three degree tracks, and many certificates, the Construction program provides you with the skills you need and the unfair advantage you earned. Whether you’re new to the industry or want to take your career to the next level, our program is the ideal place to be.

The Construction program prepares you to work as a technician in construction drafting, construction inspection, or construction management. As a drafting technician, you may work in surveying, civil engineering, or you may draft for an architecture firm. As an inspection technician, you may perform in-home inspections, building inspections, or plan reviews. As a management technician, you may manage construction companies in the field or in an office, planning, scheduling, cost estimating, and addressing safety issues.

The Construction program has three tracks:

  • Construction Drafting
  • Construction Inspection
  • Construction Management

Career Profile

Quick Stats

Example Titles
Assistant Construction Manager/Project Site
Construction Cost Management and Planning
Construction Development Manager
Inspector I
Residential Remodeling/Lead Carpenter Project Manager
Property Field Adjuster
Types of Employers
Surveying
Civil Engineering or Architecture Firms
Residential (Home) Inspectors
Building Inspection and Plan Reviewing
Construction Companies
Real Estate/Commercial Appraisal Firms

The demand in the workforce for trained construction professionals remains strong. 

The AAS and AS degrees in Construction Management, Construction Drafting, and Construction Inspection gives students the opportunity to transfer to a four-year university such as ASU East, ASU's Del Webb School of Construction, and other universities.

Construction professionals:

  • May manage projects such as buildings or roads
  • Often hire, train, supervise, and sometimes fire staff
  • Are responsible for work outcomes
  • Often check for structural quality and fire safety
  • Know detailed codes and regulations
  • May work closely with owners and builders

Available Associate Degrees and Certificates

Degree / Certificate Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Construction Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Building Inspection Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Computer Aided Design and Drafting CADD Level I Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Construction Drafting CADD Level III Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Home Inspection Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Plan Review Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Pre-Contractor Licensing Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Surveying and Civil Drafting CADD Level II Course List

Meet with an Advisor

Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an advisor for the Construction program, Limse Thor.  Schedule an appointment by email at limse.thor@mesacc.edu or by phone at 480-461-7829. Together you’ll lay out a program or career path that suits you best.

This step is essential to your academic success, so don’t skip it.

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This step is essential to your academic success, so don’t skip it.